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James Hibbard, Jan 09

On Our Radar This Week: Sass and the State of JavaScript

In this week's round-up of the biggest web news, James looks at predictions for the year ahead, the current state of JavaScript and what's new in Ruby 2.2.
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Craig Buckler, Jan 07

Browser Trends January 2015: IE8 Usage ... Triples?!

Welcome to 2015. Bizarrely, IE8 usage in the USA trebled during December. A statistical setback or something more sinister?
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Craig Buckler, Jan 05

10 Web Predictions for 2015

Craig peers into his crystal ball and predicts what will occur on the web during the next twelve months.
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Paul Wilkins, Jan 02

On Our Radar This Week: 2014 review and 2015 resolutions

Designing things well can often be a tricky task, so to help make things easier for you, here are 10 things that graphic designers get stuck with and 10 books that can help. Focusing a little closer, Matthew takes a good look at what he's learned so far about line icon design and it seems that the old adage of "less is more" has never been truer, and has a free continuous line icon pack. Looking closer still Joshua takes a detailed look at Square’s email receipt and feedback flow. Free Continuos Line Icon Pack

Anti-patterns and improving on the past

In efforts to not make the same mistakes as last year, here are some real-world JavaScript anti-patterns to stay away from. If any of them look similar to what you've been doing then it may be time to consider improving on what you've been doing, and on the topic of not doing something you can detect Do Not Track with JavaScript now, which can be used to further enhance users ability to opt out of things. Trying to improve on things, naming things delves into the different issues that we have in coming up with good names and delves in to aspects and techniques to come up with better names, and symbols in ECMAScript 6 are a new primitive type that explore these unique identifiers and situations in which they will help to improve your code.
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Craig Buckler, Dec 30

10 Web Predictions for 2014: The Results!

Craig examines his predictions made at the start of 2014. Has he mastered web wizardry or become an Internet ignoramus? You decide...
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Craig Buckler, Dec 29

Average Page Weight Increases 15% in 2014

Web page weight increased by 15% in 2014 and now stands at 2Mb. Craig reveals who's to blame, but you may not like the answer...
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James Hibbard, Dec 26

On Our Radar This Week: Code Quality and Christmas Time

In this week's round-up of the biggest web news, James looks at the MEAN stack, what makes quality code, some popular text editors and Christmas podcasts.
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Paul Wilkins, Dec 19

On Our Radar: Elastic SVG and Slack bots

Paul Wilkins has this week's On Our Radar, a weekly round-up of news, trends, and other cool stuff from the world of web development.
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James Hibbard, Dec 12

On Our Radar This Week: Node, Meteor and Website Performance

In this week's round-up of the biggest web news, we look at the aftermath of the Sony hack, the forking of Node.js and ways to improve website performance.
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Craig Buckler, Dec 09

Browser Trends December 2014: Safari Survival?

We take a year-end look at the web browser market. With all vendors losing out to Chrome, Craig asks whether the desktop version of Safari has a viable future.
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Paul Wilkins, Dec 05

On Our Radar This Week: Advent Calendars and Internet Addiction

Paul Wilkins takes a look at the big news stories, links and tools from the week.
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Craig Buckler, Dec 04

What's New in Firefox 34

Craig looks at the many new and improved features in Firefox 34 and discusses the controversial switch from Google to Yahoo as the default search provider.
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Ophelie Lechat, Dec 02

Get Two Years of Learnable and Help The Penguin Foundation

The SitePoint team loves innovative solutions to real-world problems. That's why we were so impressed by the Penguin Foundation's idea of using magnets to clean toxic oil from bird feathers — it's an elegant use of technology, replacing manual scrubbing with grease-cutting detergent, and it can save thousands of birds in the event of a tragic oil spill. We're not the only ones to be won over by this story: The project was a finalist in Google's Impact Challenge Australia. We're thrilled to partner with the Penguin Foundation to kick off our annual SitePoint Christmas Sale. We're offering an exclusive two-year membership to Learnable, our learning platform, for $144 — and we'll be making a donation to the Penguin Foundation that includes $75 for each two-year membership purchase. A two-year Learnable membership gives you access (and unlimited downloads!) to all SitePoint books and Learnable course, including Russ Weakley's CSS Troubleshooting, our brand-new edition of Darren Jones's JavaScript: Novice to Ninja, and our five-star-reviewed Introduction to JQuery, taught by Sachin Bhatnagar. We have already raised over $10,000 for the Penguin Foundation. If you'd like to help us take that even further, click here to buy your two-year Learnable membership!
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James Hibbard, Nov 28

On Our Radar This Week: Black Friday Freebies and Vanilla JS

This week's round-up of the biggest web news includes a host of Black Friday freebies, a look at what's possible in vanilla JS and accessibility in Angular.
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Kyle Vermeulen, Nov 27

Have a Free Weekend of Learnable, On Us

This Thanksgiving weekend we've opened up our learning platform Learnable to everyone! Check it out and get learning!
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Craig Buckler, Nov 26

Easy Internet Explorer Testing with RemoteIE

How can you test a browser which is not available on your OS? If Virtual Machines are too much effort, try RemoteIE on your Windows, Mac, iOS or Android device.
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Paul Wilkins, Nov 21

On Our Radar This Week: Watch Apple, and Intuitive Animations

Paul Wilkins takes a look at the best links of the week, sharing articles about styleguides, UI, and intuitive animations.
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James Hibbard, Nov 14

On Our Radar This Week: Firefox, MV* Frameworks and Go

This week's round-up of the biggest web news includes a look at the Firefox Developer edition, a comparison of MV* frameworks and doing math in CSS.
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Elio Qoshi, Nov 13

Mozilla Introduces Firefox Developer Edition

Elio Qoshi, a Mozilla volunteer representative, explains Mozilla's new major release: A separate standalone version of Firefox designed for web developers.
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Paul Wilkins, Nov 07

On Our Radar This Week: as Easy as 1.0, 2.0, 3.0

Paul Wilkins delves into the biggest and most useful links of the week, including a look at the updated versions of many popular apps and frameworks.
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Craig Buckler, Nov 06

Browser Trends November 2014: IE Drops Below 20%

Craig takes his regular look at the monthly web browser usage charts. Despite a small increase last month, IE usage has now dropped below one in five users.
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James Hibbard, Oct 31

On Our Radar This Week: i18n, React and Productivity

This week's round-up of the biggest web news includes new features in Windows 10, an explanation of i18n, as well as tips and tricks to be more productive.
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Paul Wilkins, Oct 24

On Our Radar This Week: Scroll Magic and Lobotomized Owls

This week Paul Wilkins shows off the best links of the week, from Google's product strategy to lobotomized owls.
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James Hibbard, Oct 17

On Our Radar This Week: RubyGems and Reasons to Love Angular

This week's round-up of the biggest web news includes plenty on Microsoft, a look at RubyGems, and an explanation of progressive enhancement